LaunchPad: Crane, London, & Naturalism

Crane, London, and Literary Naturalism

Read one or both of the following stories:

LaunchPad: Brooks’ "We Real Cool"

Gwendolyn Brooks’ "We Real Cool"

Read Gwendolyn Brooks' poem "We Real Cool" out loud to yourself a few times. Then watch the video of John Ulrich discussing and reading "We Real Cool" as part of the EDSITEment-reviewed Library of Congress Favorite Poems Project. Pay particular attention to how you read the poem and how the poem is read in the Favorite Poems Project video—what words are emphasized? what kind of rhythm is established?

LaunchPad: Crane's "The Open Boat"

Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat”

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Read the first section of Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat,” and then look at the following images. How do they compare to Crane’s description?

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LaunchPad: Browning's Last Duchess

Robert Browning: "My Last Duchess"

Use the following links as you explore Robert Browning's poem, "My Last Duchess."

Launchpad: The Sound and The Fury

Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury Overview

Overview | Chapter 1: Benjy | Chapter 2: Quentin | Chapter 3: Jason | Chapter 4: The “Dilsey Chapter”

Curriculum Unit Overview

The following are important general links to aid your progression through the novel. Use them as necessary to aid your general comprehension so that you can better investigate the themes, symbols, and perspectives presented in the book.

Launchpad: Hayden and Roethke

Poetic Form: Robert Hayden and Theodore Roethke

Read Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays," paying close attention to the sounds of the words. What sounds do you notice as you read the poem aloud?

Launchpad: Marvell's Coy Mistress

Andrew Marvell: "To His Coy Mistress"

Use the following links as you explore Andrew Marvell's poem, "To His Coy Mistress."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet, is born

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Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author, born

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Robert Frost, American poet, dies; epitaph reads: “I had a lover's quarrel with the world”

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